Nov 08, 2018 - Sale 2492

Sale 2492 - Lot 60

Price Realized: $ 625
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
GEORGE GORDON MEADE. Autograph Letter Signed, "Geo. G. Meade / Maj. Gen'l. U.S.A.," to Mr. Roper in Boston, quoting a letter to Meade from Mr. [Henry A.?] Wise explaining why he did not receive Roper as expected, and requesting that he convey the explanation to General [Francis Winthrop?] Palfrey. 2 1/2 pages, 8vo, written on a folded sheet; conjugate leaf inlaid; horizontal folds. Philadelphia, 7 June 1869

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"Today I received a letter from Mr. Wise . . . . 'Nearly four weeks past I was called to a case of murder in the county of Isle of Wight. Some of our confed's, not satisfied with fighting & killing 'Yanks' let to killing one another, poor fools: and I had to be a party prosecuting the affair, and did not return home till Saturday last, when I found yours with a note from Mr. Roper. I write to say that I really regret he did not find me at home, for I would have taken pleasure in shewing him and communicating to him all I know & can point out about the truth of the war especially around Richmond & Petersburgh . . . .'"

From the Collection of William Wheeler III.